(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — LOS ANGELES — August 8th, 2019 — The New Experience recently played the exclusive Los Angeles Whiskey bar, the Seven Grand. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles the Seven Grand is Los Angeles’ hottest  venue for music  and top shelf whiskey.  The atmosphere was oozing with cool as the band arrived. Brandino arrived early and took up a spot in the VIP area that had been set aside for the band. The Seven Grand features a Whiskey bible and makes amazing top shelf cocktails. The management for Seven Grand are super nice and were so stoked to have Brandino, Robby Krieger, Ed Roth and Dale Alexander play music for the night.

The featured singer was Haley Reinhart. Haley is a singer and songwriter from Illinois who is a top winner from American Idol. She’s currently on Interscope records. She sings so well with the New Experience. Brandino and Robby are so supportive of other musicians which is really rare in the LA music scene. Haley has passion for singing and is so talented.

The New Experience at the Seven Grand. Photo by Dustin Brown

The New Experience got started with Booker T and the MG’s iconic tune, Green Onions. The New Experience was in the groove on this Thursday night. Brandino’s bass line had a heavy, confident feel. This was the best performance of the Robby Krieger fronted band. Next up, The New Experience played Valdez. Robby played a cool solo on guitar and Ed Roth played a cool clavinet solo. Ed Roth is such an important member of the New Experience. He has the ability to lay down a steady groove, but he also has the most amazing jazz chops in the business. Ed has played with everyone. Ed is known as a session player and someone with a lot of feel. Ed has a real upbeat spirit and loves to play keyboard.

Brandino is back!!!! Photo by Dustin Brown

The band picked up the pace on Revelation and went into a cool groove on a song called Breezin. The New Experience went on to play Event Horizon which is the grammy winning tune that Brandino and Robby wrote together. Robby brought it back to their blues roots with Red Rooster. They also played the jazz standard, Favorite Things. One more blues tune was Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign. They took it back to the Doors with Riders on the Storm. This is such a cool song that everyone at Seven Grand instantly recognized.

Ed Roth (L) hanging out with Brian Auger (R). Photo by Sanaz Danesh
Legendary keyboard player Brian Auger sat in with the New Experience. Photo by Sanaz Danesh

One thing that a lot of people might not know is that the Doors didn’t originally have a bass player. Ray Manzerak played the bass lines on an organ using the pedals. Maybe for this reason, Robby has cool organs and great keyboard players that come and sit in. Legendary Hammond Organ player, Brian Auger stopped by to play with the New Experience on Light My Fire. Brian is known for playing with Sonny Boy Williamson and Jimi Hendrix in the 60s. He sounded great on Thursday at the Seven Grand.

Brandino (L) with Robby Krieger (R) at the Seven Grand in Los Angeles. Photo by Sanaz Danesh

Dale Alexander on drums was a real treat. The stage at Seven Grand doesn’t look like much, but the sound was perfect. Dale plays so well with Brandino. He has a lot of feel and doesn’t play too loud.

Brandino at the Seven Grand on August 8, 2029. Photo by Sanaz Danesh

The young crowd at Seven Grand was really into the performance. Seven Grand is one of downtown LA’s hottest bars and the scene on Thursday was off the hook. We look forward to the next performance of the New Experience!

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Batman Saves The Day Via the Smiles Through Cars Charity!

Josh is the CEO and founder of Lions View Development. Given that he’s a busy entrepreneur, he has a very full schedule each day, as he has  countless responsibilities. However, he always find time for the work which he finds to be the most important and most rewarding of all­, his charity work. In his free time in the evenings or over the weekends, he dresses up as Batman (complete with his luxury car which has been transformed into a Batmobile!) to visit sick kids in hospitals or in outpatient treatment centers or at their homes after returning from a hospital stay. It started as a one ­time favor, but when he saw how happy that first child was when he walked into the room, Josh decided right then that he would continue doing it and thus far, he’s helped give out 20,000+ toys to sick or underprivileged children.
Similar to many other teenage boys, he grew up having an interest in exotic cars. One of his cousins was a member of an exotic car club. This enabled him to bring home a different exotic car almost every week during the spring and summer months. In the beginning, he was only allowed to go for rides but as he got older, he was allowed to drive the cars. After awhile, he developed a reputation for driving high end cars so occasionally he would receive phone calls to give rides to kids in the neighborhood. One day, he received a call that changed his life and those in the community. He was asked if he could give a ride to an 8 year old girl that had cancer and always dreamed of going in a Lamborghini. Luckily that week he had a Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. He coordinated the surprise with the family to meet the girl at her house in between chemo treatments. It was an experience that changed his life forever and enabled me to visit thousands of sick children since then.
Batman saves the day!
“I was sitting in front of her house and I see a little girl being brought outside her house in a wheel chair. The girl is looking down at the ground and to say the least she doesn’t look happy. A few moments later she looked up and she sees a bright yellow Lambo in front of her house. Her ENTIRE face lit up with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen! She got into the car and i drove around for 30 minutes. The top was down, music was blasting, and her smile remained on her face the entire time. As soon as she was wheeled back into her house, the mother started crying hysterically! I thought that maybe I said something or did something offensive since it was my first time giving a ride to a sick child so I apologized to the mother. She said “No, you don’t understand why I’m crying. My daughter was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4! She had more than 20 surgeries, she had to be quarantined, she had a bad infection which caused her to become paralyzed.” The mother continued and said “this is the first time I’ve seen my daughter smile since she was diagnosed 4 years ago!!” I realized that if i was able to have such a positive impact on this girls life during a time of despair by doing something so simple, I knew that I wanted to do whatever i could to do it more often,” said Josh.
For approximately 7 years he continued visiting sick kids and giving them rides in the various exotic cars. One day, he heard on the news about someone in Maryland named Lenny Robinson who would dress up as Batman and use his convertible Lamborghini to visit sick kids. He thought that it was amazing since he never heard about anyone else using their exotic car to help the sick kids. A few years after that, he heard unfortunate news that Lenny was on the highway and was killed by getting run over from a car that didn’t see him.  Josh never had the privilege to meet Lenny but wanted to continue his legacy and visit the sick kids as Batman. He sent his car to Impressive Autobody in Oceanside, NY to have his car transformed into a “Batmobile”. He teamed up with the NYPD, NCPD, and other various agencies to make the experience even better for the kids.
“I truly feel honored to be able to visit thousands of sick kids and meet so many amazing and inspiring families. Their strength, courage, belief, and determination always amazes me. I recently created an Instagram account “Batman Real Account” to inspire others to do simple acts of kindness. I always tell people that “kindness is something that everyone can afford to give,” added Josh.
Pictures and videos from various events can be seen on social media- Batman Real Account or via his organization’s website which is
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7th Annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards at the Historic Miracle Theater

On Sunday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) will have their film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater at 226 S Market St in Inglewood. Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this international film festival.

King and 2017 and legendary actor and nominee Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/WENN
Honoree Isaac C Singleton Jr
Honoree Kate Linder, star of the Young and the Restless
Honoree Jasper Cole

Celebrities Expected: King Bassey, Founder of the Nollywood Awards and Movie Producer, honorees Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Jasper Cole (The Rookie, Westworld), Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and President of Artists for Trauma), Fashion Designer Lilian Raven, Saul Mejia (President and Founder of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, noted actor Kim Sonderholm, media mavens Maurice Dwayne Smith, Phil Wheat, Phil Rodgers as well as nominees such as filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), Michael S. Rodriguez (Lake of Shadows), Actor Tino Zamora (Last American Horror Show: Volume II) , Actresses Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Debra Lamb (Point Break), Geovonna Casanova (Night Mistress), Alana Evans (Moon of the Blood Beast) as well as presenters Mike Ferguson (Switched at Birth), Katherin Kovin-Pacino (Holy Hollywood), William Lashbrook (Below Ground Zero), celebrity couture designer Vida Craddock, entertainment attorney Nadia Davari and many others. This event is hosted by actors Sandra Smith and Thom Michael Mulligan (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Submissions, New Hope Film Festival).

Event co-host Sandra Smith

Sponsors for this event are: LANFA, Celebrity H20, TTT Veterans Wellness Center, TopLine, Sarah’s Skinny Sweets, DAMA Tequila, the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and Magic Image Hollywood Magazine.

Event co-host Thom Michael Mulligan

The press check-in 3:45pm, red carpet arrivals 4-5:30pm and awards presentation 6-8pm. There is free street parking and it’s black tie but men are permitted to wear suits

Nominee Dustin Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/WENN
Nominee Dawna Lee Heising
Nominee Harley Wallen
Nominee Kaiti Wallen

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Danish Zombie Apocalypse “Escaping the Dead” starring Lloyd Kaufman finally heading for North American Release!

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! There really is, and it’s
been underway for quite a while. Danish zombie flick “Escaping The
Dead”, is inspired by the face eating incident in Florida a few years
Escaping the Dead poster

“Escaping The Dead” was written, produced and directed by Martin
Sonntag, while starring Bastian Brinch Pedersen as David, Lloyd
Kaufman, Lone Fleming, Kim Sønderholm (Vidar the Vampire, Finale,
Tales from the Dead Zone, Violent Starr), Heine Sørensen (Grotesk),
Sune Rolf Jensen, Sead Sainoski, Dorte Rømer, over 150 zombie actors and many, many more!

Lloyd Kaufman

Releasing October 1, pre-order can now be placed via

Kim Sonderholm

“Escaping The Dead” has been a 5 year long endeavor, shot in
Copenhagen and the surrounding cities, inspired by a series of
articles about the death drug “Krokodil” that was published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bath salt in Miami.

It is the perfect zombie plot: a death drug that turns people into
zombies. A true film for the fans, made by true fans of the genre.

The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead
character, David. David is the local marihuana pusher, but he is the
kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. The country has been hit by a new death drug and when David and his partner in crime, Ahmir, is offered some exceptionally cheap cocaine
they see it as an opportunity to earn big money at a big techno
concert the following Friday. The cocaine turns out to have a terrible
side effect that creates a giant zombie outbreak that spreads across
the entire Copenhagen. In the film we follow David and his bloody
fight out of the city.

Enjoy the trailer for Escaping the Dead here:

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Multi Talented Actor, Producer, TV/radio host and fight choreographer Dainy Zaino Makes his Mark in Show Biz

Born August 2, 1960 Danny Zaino, originally from Long Island New York, is a noted actor, producer, TV / radio host and hand to hand combat fight choreographer for the motion picture and television industries. He is an instructor at the Famous Kahana Stunt & Film School located in Groveland, Florida. He is the owner and operator of his own production company Living The Dream Productions which produces the digital media publicity & promotions company MASBTV NETWORK home to Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Martial Arts Entertainment Radio, and Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine. His latest accomplishments include “The Road To Hollywood” MASBTV 7 Show News Season filmed in Los Angeles / Hollywood, and San Fransisco, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida; “Hard Core Cooking” with Danny Zaino where the audience will learn to cook traditional Italian and American dishes to include slap stick comedy routines with plenty of action and stunts; and the making of the documentary film “Born To Compete” – The Zaino’s, which is an epic 10 year project in the making, still in the pre-production phase to include a book which will be released to the public first by MASBTV Hollywood Publications.

Danny Zaino


 His noteworthy Martial Arts background:

Danny Zaino is a professional martial artist with over four decades of dedication to the industry currently holding the rank of “Kudan” (9th degree Black Belt) and is the Founder of the American / Japanese & Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Federation.  Excelling in sports throughout his school years to include wrestling, football, and baseball. Danny began his martial arts carrier in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1976 at the age of 15 with the local YMCA. Danny was a natural and gifted athlete and received the “Presidents Award” in High School for outstanding athleticism signed by President Nixon. Dabbling in the arts of Kang Do Kwon, Tae Kwon Do and GoJu-Ryu, Danny began serious training after high school when he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer in 1979. While stationed in Korea on the DMZ, he studied the art of Moo Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. After a 12 month tour in Korea, he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas where he joined the United States Army Karate Team studying the art of Japanese GoJu-Ryu. During this time Danny competed and performed extensively on the international level. Upon completion of his Military service in 1982, Danny became a Florida Police Officer and earned the title of “Kumite (fighting) Champion” at the Florida Police Olympics in 1985. During his extensive martial arts career, Danny has produced over 50 plus Black Belts under his tutorage producing numerous State and World Champions to include martial arts actors. Among his many students Danny also taught his wife Theresa and three children Tony, Joey, and Dominique Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists and State / World Champions. From 2000 to 2008 he ran one of the top martial arts competitions and performance teams in the United States sponsored by Pepsi Americas called National Team Pepsi “Show Team” (now “Team Americas”) known for their unique and entertaining performances. Danny has been recognized by his peers numerous times and is the recipient of many Hall of Fame Awards to include: 1994 – 2007 – “Promoter of the Year” for his Battle of the Arts National Martial Arts Championships, 1997 – 1998 – “Outstanding Martial Arts Weaponry” for Innovative Weapon Design for his creation of the “Pure Warrior” Sports Tonfa for competition, 2002 – 2007 – “Coach of the Year” for his National Team Pepsi “Show Team”, 2006 – “Outstanding Show Team Award” National Team Pepsi “Show Team” awarded by famous martial arts actor YK Kim, 2009 – “Demo Team of the Year” Team Americas, 2012 – 2016 – “Outstanding Contribution in Publishing and Media Coverage” for his MASBTV NETWORK “Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Radio & Magazine”, and 2018 – “Goodwill Ambassador to the Martial Arts” for his years of dedication to the arts.

Martial Arts Champ Danny Zaino


Danny Zaino served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from June 13, 1979 to June 12, 1982. He served on the DMZ in Korea from October 18, 1979 to October 14, 1980 during the time of the assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, the Gwangju Uprising (Massacre), and the Iranian revolution. He is the recipient of the Korean Service Medal. After his tour in Korea Danny served at Fort Bliss, Texas where he was a member of the United States Army Karate Team performing numerous demonstrations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico as a recruiting tool for the United States Military. Danny was honorably discharged and to this day is an advocate for the PTSD Program for traumatized combat Veterans and their families.

Among his many accomplishments, Danny also worked as a professional tile, marble and stone contractor by trade.

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Iconic Actress Dawna Lee Heising Takes Hollywood By Storm

Iconic actress Dawna Lee Heising is making her mark in Hollywood. She has starred in over 60 feature films and has acted alongside legendary actors such as Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tommy Wiseau, Rebecca Knight, Nicolas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, Coolio, Aki Aleong, Mel Novak and many others.

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

This noted actress has been awarded by countless film festival internationally. She won Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5: The New Model” at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre” at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival. Additionally, she was named Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, where “Eye on Entertainment” was also awarded Best Television Show.  She also won Best Actress for Jared Masters’ “Teacher’s Day” at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment”. She has also been honored with seven Best Ensemble Acting awards for Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre”. 

Actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. This accomplished beauty queen is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.

Dawna Lee Heising and filmmaker Dustin Ferguson on the set of Robowoman. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Dawna recently portrayed the inspiring role of Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman.” Ferguson has announced that the RoboWoman franchise will be a trilogy, with RoboWoman 2 shooting in late 2019. Dawna also played the powerful role of Esmeralda, Lucifer’s wife, in William Lee’s “Black Mamba” and crazy, but hilarious, Melanie in Gregory Blair’s multi award-winning “Garden Party Massacre”.  She recently played Connie in Richard Rossi’s faith-based film “Canaan Land”, Medusa in Albert Pyun’s “Cyborg: Rise of the Flesh Eaters”, Winney Swinney in Adam Steigert’s “The Horrific Evil Monsters”, and Deana the Psychic in Ron Becks’ and Tina Le’s “Las Vegas Vietnam”, starring Eric Roberts, Branscombe Richmond, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Turturro. “RoboWoman”, “Black Mamba” and “Dark Classics”, which features Dawna’s Lady Macbeth monologue, have all been accepted into the 2019 Action On International Film Festival.

Dawna with her cast and crew mates from Nemesis 5: The New Model. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This busy working actress is portraying the character Skye in John Reign’s war film “Finding Purpose” from Polestar Productions. There are epic war scenes in this film, and Reign expanded her role as his ex-girlfriend as the shoot went on. “Finding Purpose” ended up being Dawna’s first love story!  She will be reprising her role of Skye in the upcoming big budget sequel from Polestar Studios. Dawna also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth’s Scene 5 monologue in Brian Barsuglia’s documentary “A Bard for the Ages:  Shakespeare’s Timeless Effect” with much passion and dedication.

Dawna accepting her Best Actress Award at the Lucky Strikes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Steve Manivong Photography.

She is signed with Kevin C. Kellum’s Ascendent Talent Management, and will be playing a villain in his nationally broadcast “Vice Squad Los Angeles” television series. Academy award-winner Chris Tashima is a part of the “Vice Squad” franchise on the production end so the series is sure to be outstanding.  Dawna has been cast in the pivotal role of Lavender in a’Ali De Sousa’s movie and miniseries “The Bench” alongside noted character actor Jeff Doucette. 

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Brandino is Back With The New Experience featuring Robby Krieger from the Doors

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — BURBANK — It was cool for a summer night on Thursday, June 27th when bass master Brandino debuted his new quartet at the legendary Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Viva is one of LA’s best kept secrets. It features two stages and world class musicians. Thursday night was no exception. This event was a long time coming for Kevin “Brandino” Brandon. Known for being Aretha Franklin’s road bass player for more than a decade, Brandino is on a come back mission after a recent health scare. Thursday night was all about Brandino. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Brandino on bass

On guitar for this supergroup, known as the New Experience, was Robby Krieger of the Doors. Robby is a founding member of the Doors and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dale Alexander plays drums for the New Experience. He has played with Prince and George Benson. Ed Roth plays keyboards and organ. Ed has a heavy jazz influence on the New Experience. Ed has played with many legends over the years.

Frsnklin Vanderbilt on drums with Brandino (R)
Dale Alexander (L) with Brandino (R)

The stage at Viva was set up with Brandino seated in the center of the stage. Robby was on Brandino’s left. Dale had his drum set near Brandino to his right and Ed Roth was on stage right. The glittering backdrop has a retro look. The band got right into it playing jazz and pop numbers. Each member took turns soloing. Brandino did a great bass solo that the crowd was really into. Robby soloed several times on guitar which was just fantastic. Ed Roth laid down a few of his epic keyboard solos and Dale had a solo as well. Dale’s real genius is his feel. He really holds down the rhythm without over doing it.

Robby Krieger with the New Experience. Photo by Dustin Brown

I was talking to a couple of Doors fans who had shown up in the hopes of hearing a few classics. They wouldn’t be disappointed. Several  notable guest musicians stopped by. Franklin Vanderbilt is Lenny Kravitz’ drummer and an amazing presence on drums. Franklin was really the standout guest of the night. I wanted to hear more from Franklin. Brandino paid his respects to the legendary Phil Chin who is Jeff Beck’s bass player. Phil played Brandino’s four string electric bass with actor Dennis Quaid singing on Riders of the Storm. Dennis did a soulful rendition of Riders with Robby playing his iconic guitar solo.

Phil Chen (L) with Robby Krieger (R)

Robby explained each song and its significance. The band kept get better as the night went on. Alternating between pop and jazz, it was a real treat to hear these legendary musicians playing together.

Dennis Quaid sang Riders on the Storm

This was the first show for the New Experience. It was a great night of music. Everyone who came out seemed to really enjoy the songs, the musicians and the whole night. We look forward to the next performance.

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Ramblers Media Production (R.M.P.) would like to cordially invite you to CATRINA the event on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Vortex at 2341 East Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90021.

A multicultural event dedicated to LAS CATRINAS, DAY OF THE DEAD and the amazing culture that surrounds it. CATRINA will feature 50+ vendors, themed art exhibit, live music, live body painting (CATRINA contest) and much more! This event benefits Artists for Trauma (AFT).

Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts and Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma

R.M.P. presents the highly anticipated Day of the Dead event in Los Angeles where they will bring awareness to the film CATRINA directed by Fernando Gaviria known for films Bad Boys II and produced by producer Danilo G. Santos.

Two-time Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas

Celebrities expected: Musical Guests, Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas, CNN Anchor Juan Carlos and Actor-Director Fernando Gaviria (Bad Boys 2, Catrina).

This event will be ALL AGES from 4-11pm with face painting and activities for kids. R.M.P. has partnered up with Artists for Trauma to create a spectacular one day event so they are able to continue their work. Face Painting, Live Painting, Live Portrait Sketching, Food, Drinks, PhotoBooth, Vendors and Altars.

“I’m thrilled and honored to host this esteemed event with such luminaries in the arts, media and entrepreneurship. “Catrina “ the movie is keeping the spirit alive by bringing traditional Day of the Dead elements,” said Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts. Gonzalez is also participating in the event.

‘Catrina’ the movie, celebrates the creative, enigmatic, “Las Catrina” who reflects the tradition of welcome, humor and comfort the Mexican culture has with death and their willingness to laugh at death itself. At AFT, we truly believe artistic expression gives one the positive ability to engage with transformation and reinvention following near death experience,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma. 


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Classiqu’ Era aligned with non profit Artists For Trauma

On Saturday, June 1st ,Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) aligned for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their amazing collections together. Classiqu’ Era was delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City. 

Designers Monica Leigh and Anne Devlin with AFT founder and President Laura T. Sharpe

VIPs in attendance were Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Senior Vice President of JLL Commercial Real Estate and Artists For Trauma Board Member.

Model Virginia wearing Classiqu’ Era gown

“What a lovely day!  A high-energy soft launch celebrating two great new fashion collections, and the partnership of Classiqu Era and Artists For Trauma. I am honored to be part of such a great team of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, we can make a positive difference!” said Anne Devlin.

Model Jhemma with designer Monica Leigh wearing one of Monica’s designs

“What an amazing event to share with Anne Devlin of Classiqu Era and Laura Sharpe of Artists for Trauma! The alignment of these two women and these two organizations has wonderful and far reaching impact into our world. I was delighted and touched to be a welcomed part of the day sharing a creative atmosphere of Fashion design and well being. Brava!” said Monica Leigh.

Designer Anne Devlin

“From the board room to the dining room to the ballroom, it was a grand day reflecting the intelligence of mindful design toward elegantly dressing the diverse sophisticated woman!” added Laura T. Sharpe.

Actress Vida G in a custom Monica Leigh jacket

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

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About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

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ThrillFlix Is A Brand New Entertaining Video On Demand Platform for Independent Movies

Last September, director Johan Vandewoestijne (Rabid Grannies, Engine Trouble, recently The brides and Detention amongst many others), DoP Luc de Buck (Content Management, Digitalisation and Subtitling) and Anton Zwijsen (actor and martial artist) were wondering how to prevent middlemen from taking away revenue from their motion pictures and how to generate revenue more quickly for independent films in general, in the fast-changing landscape of film distribution. They ended up making their own Video On Demand platform for independent films and it is accessible from this very day! brings you lots of highly entertaining movies of all genres — including classics— at a subscription cost of €6,99 per month. This service is also available in the United States.

One of the first things to be understood, is that a movie does not necessarily need a theatrical release. Independent films, the so-called “indies” or “indie films, do not get a lot of opportunities anymore in the mainstream circuits dominated by the major theatrical groups such as Kinepolis or UGC. These major groups, quoted on the stock market, choose for big time blockbusters only. Small independent films do not stand a chance and because of the lack of financial means, they are not able to mount and finance a major advertising campaign. On top of that, the DVD market is in a free fall and Samsung recently decided to stop manufacturing Blu-ray players. DVD’s will probably hold out a bit longer, but certainly not as long as VHS did.

John Vandewoestijne

Therefore, the idea arose to examine how realistic it would be to create a Video on Demand platform. Months of preparation followed to check which video hosting provider could deliver the fastest streaming, what their terms and conditions were, how the website could be connected with the payment providers, etcetera.To gather this knowledge, Luc De Buck and Anton Zwijsen performed a gigantic task. Everyone had his specific tasks in the project. Anton was responsible for PR and Marketing, Luc for Content Management and Johan for Content Acquisition and Production. With his 38 years of experience in the movie industry, Johan knows exactly where to find both recent and classic films. He is also in charge of the production of “The ThrillFlix Show”.


At this moment, content deals have been signed with SGL Entertainment (California), Zeno Pictures (Belgium), Film and Media (Belgium), Filmchest (Connecticut), Belfilm (Belgium) and talks are in progress with Troma Inc. Filmchest is an American company where a huge amount of classics from the 1940’s to the 1980’s are being kept and restored.

Anton Zwijsen

Since the word is out, independent filmmakers are already offering their films to be seen on this much needed platform. They recently made a deal with Danish filmmaker Kim Sønderholm, and signed him up for 4 films including “Tour de Force”. Talks with other companies are ongoing and filmmakers, producers and distributors are welcome to get in touch with us. ThrillFlix will also produce their own movies.

Kim Sønderholm

ThrillFlix offers all sorts of films, from comedies to westerns, from thrillers to classics and from horror to Sci- Fi. They will not show short films, arthouse, and extreme underground stuff.

The accessible territories at this moment are the Benelux, The French European territories including the overseas regions, the German speaking territories in Europe, Malta, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia and the entire African continent.

On a monthly basis a film magazine titled “The ThrillFlix Show” will be broadcasted online on and on the ThrillFlix YouTube channel. The show will be hosted by actors Ignace Paepe, Rufus Six and Sharon Slosse.

A ThrillFlix subscription costs €6,99 per month. It is very easy to subscribe. One just has to follow the steps on On the catalog page, located at, everyone can freely scroll through the films and watch all the trailers to see if ThrillFlix is for them. Everyone can try ThrillFlix for free for 7 days and the service can be cancelled at anytime.

Press Release15 May 2019


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